Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association

The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community.  Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation.  An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding.  The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends.  Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.

Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.


4/23 Safety Seminar at CAK

Sign up now for the April 23rd ECOPA Safety Seminar at CAK. For this exciting event we will join the CAK Public Safety/Operations Manager and his team for a behind the scenes tour at our important regional airport. You’ll learn about such vital topics as Fire and Crash Rescue, Runway Maintenance and Snow Removal, Wildlife Hazards and Control, and much else! Click the HERE to sign... read more

2016 Scholarship Applications

Don’t forget to get your scholarship applications in by March 21st! We are now accepting applications for our 2016 Flight Scholarships!  Click the “Scholarship” link above to download the application.  ... read more

Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!

38D Grille

Aero Pro Avionics

American Winds


Carroll County Airport Restaurant

Castle Aircraft Maintenance

Eagle Flight Simulation

JB Chops

Premier Flight Academy @ 3G3

Tin Goose Diner

The Whiffletree Restaurant

Crossroads Cafe




Congratulations John Malene!

Congratulations to John Malene, winner of ECOPA’s Meritorious Service Award!  For several decades, John has contributed so much to aviation in the Akron area and is the epitome of what this award is all about!  John has been awarded both the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.  Thank you John for all you do and... read more

2015 Scholarship Award Winners

The 2015 ECOPA Scholarship winners are Willis Elkins, Jack Backhurst, Brett Fish, and Karis Bolden.  Congratulations to these four outstanding young future pilots!  We look forward to watching you achieve your aviation dreams! read more

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